Man pleads guilty to murder in deadly 2022 Onslow County chase

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Nearly 14 months later, a man who deputies said led them on a vehicle chase that resulted in a grandmother being struck and killed plead guilty to a murder charge this morning.

Andrew Frazier, of New Bern, made the plea in Onslow County Superior Court.

Back on December 30, 2022, deputies said they tried to stop Frazier for driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone. WITN is told the chase reached speeds of over 100 mph.

During the chase, deputies said that Frazier ran a stop sign at the Ramsey Road and Kellum Loop Road intersection and hit a vehicle driven by Lonell Jones, of Jacksonville.

Jones, an 84-year-old grandmother, was killed on impact.

Deputies said Frazier took off from the scene on foot and was arrested the next day by the New Bern Police Department.

In court, Frazier pleaded guilty to second degree murder, felony flee/elude arrest resulting in death, felony hit & run with serious injury or death, and misdemeanor driving while license revoked.

Under a plea deal, Frazier was sentenced to serve between 13 and 17 years in state prison.